Chris Martin was 'a little too close' to Gwyneth Paltrow
JENNIFER Lawrence reportedly dumped Chris Martin because of his friendship with Gwyneth Paltrow.
The 24-year-old actress, who recently split from the Coldplay frontman after four months of dating, thought he was "a little too close" to his estranged wife and grew tired of the attention surrounding their relationship.
A source told PEOPLE magazine: "Everyone jumped the gun with this romance. It is hard for her to understand the feelings between Chris and Gwyneth."
The 'Magic' hitmaker has maintained a close relationship with the 'Iron Man 3' actress for the sake of their daughter, Apple, 10, and son Moses, eight, since their split in March after 10 years of marriage, but their bond made the 'Hunger Games' actress uneasy.
Another insider said: "She broke it off with Chris. She was tired of the spotlight on their relationship and she also thought that Chris and Gwyneth were a little too close for comfort. It was an odd situation for her.
"It was kind of serious but also not really in a sense. It was really just [Jennifer] having fun and living in the moment, enjoying time with someone she likes, but [Chris and Gwyneth's] close relationship got to her in the end and she felt like it wasn't worth it."
But others claim the British rocker was simply too "intense" for the young actress.
A source told MailOnline: "Chris wanted to spend all his free time with Jen - there was a discrepancy between how they viewed their relationship, she's so easy going and he's quite intense.
"Jennifer said Chris is an all or nothing kind of guy, so she chose nothing. She broke up with him late last week. He was completely blindsided, he was really sad about it."
The duo ended their romance amicably and friends haven't ruled out a reconciliation in the future.
The insider added: "It's too early to know what will develop in any of this."